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Industry Advisory Board

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide Industry Advisory Board was created in June 2008. The primary role of the Board is to provide advice and guidance to Embry-Riddle Worldwide on course content and programs, ensuring they are relevant and meet the needs of today’s aerospace leaders and business professionals.

Due to the nature and mission of Embry-Riddle Worldwide, meetings are held at various locations around the country. Meetings have been held at Atlanta, Georgia Airport Authority, Boeing’s Long Beach, California facility, Federal Express's headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, Lockheed-Martin’s manufacturing facility in Ft. Worth, Texas, the Metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee Airport Authority, NetJets corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, United’s headquarters in Chicago, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and ERAU’s Worldwide Headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Board Members

  • Col. James Callahan, USAF (Ret.)
    • Principle
    • James Patrick Callahan, Inc.
  • Tom Conard
    • Senior Director, Business Development
    • Boeing Business Development Training Systems and Government Services,
    • Boeing Global Services & Support
  • Elmar Giemulla Ph.D.
    • Professor of Law
    • Berlin Institute of Technology
  • Michael Heil Ph.D.
    • President and CEO
    • Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • Tom Henricks
    • Partner
    • Newport Board Group
  • Cliff Ingari
    • Division President & Chief Strategy Officer
    • AVT Simulation
  • Lance Linguist
    • VP Finance/Chief Financial Officer
    • Texas Aero Engine Services Limited (TAESL)
  • Scott Ogden
    • Vice President
    • FedEx Aircraft Maintenance
  • Lt. Gen. Randall Mark Schmidt USAF (Ret.)
    • President & CEO
    • PointBlank, LLC
  • Jay B. Shelat
    • Executive Vice president, Sales & Marketing
    • SmartKargo / QuantumID Technology
  • Paul Soporowski
    • Flight Manager, Newark
    • United Airlines
  • Tony Velocci
    • Advisor, Aerospace and Defense
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Jennifer J. Wise
    • Captain
    • Southwest Airlines
    • Boeing Business Development Training Systems and Government Services,
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